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Fogarty Earns Pole, Place in History In Utah
Saturday, 19 Sep, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off

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Jon Fogarty’s  career qualifying prowess officially is fodder for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series record book.
Fogarty became the all-time Daytona Prototype pole-winner Friday at Miller Motorsports Park, where he earned his 13th career pole and a series-high fifth of the season during qualifying for Saturday’s Utah 250.
The 11th and penultimate event on the 2009 [...]

Buckler Wheeling In Grand-Am, Dealing in Sprint Cup
Sunday, 6 Sep, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Buckler Wheeling In Grand-Am, Dealing in Sprint Cup

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Hampton, Ga. – It’s been quite a week for TRG Motorsports owner Kevin Buckler, literally a wheeler and a dealer. On the same day he  drove his Porsche around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Buckler signed up a series champion for his Sprint Cup team.
The former Rolex 24 at Daytona winner [...]

Grand-Am Test At Indy Raises Hopes for Race
Friday, 4 Sep, 2009 – 17:48 | 3 Comments
Grand-Am Test At Indy Raises Hopes for Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Indianapolis – Do not assume that this week’s test of the infield road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway means that holding a Rolex Grand-American Series race at the world’s most famous track is a done deal.
But also do not rule out the possibility of a sports car race at IMS.
“Right [...]

Brabham Wins At Mosport
Sunday, 30 Aug, 2009 – 19:45 | Comments Off
Brabham Wins At Mosport

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Bowmanville, Ont. – On a cool August day at Mosport, the Patron Highcroft Racing team completed a flawless weekend with a victory by Scott Sharp and David Brabham that brought the Acura drivers one step closer to icing an LMP1 championship.
In an uncharacteristically choppy performance during the eighth round of [...]

SunTrust Shines In Montreal Rain
Saturday, 29 Aug, 2009 – 18:30 | Comments Off
SunTrust Shines In Montreal Rain

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Max Angelelli cruised to a one-minute victory in Saturday’s Montreal 200 – taking new life in the battle for the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Daytona Prototype championship in the process.
With only two races remaining, Angelelli – who led the final 12 of 67 laps at Circuit [...]

Highcroft’s High Continues At Mosport
Saturday, 29 Aug, 2009 – 18:10 | Comments Off
Highcroft’s High Continues At Mosport

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Bowmanville, Ont. – David Brabham put his Highcoft Racing Acura on the limit at the harrowing Turns 1 and 2 to claim the pole at Mosport International Raceway. After breaking the four-race winning streak of de Ferran Motorsports at Road America, the Highcroft team sustained momentum in the tight battle [...]

Bet On Edwards And Ambrose Having Grand Time This Weekend
Saturday, 29 Aug, 2009 – 9:19 | Comments Off
Bet On Edwards And Ambrose Having Grand Time This Weekend

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Can NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Carl Edwards and Marcos Ambrose win the Grand-Am Rolex Series race in Montreal?
“We don’t expect to win it, but we want to put up a good challenge,” said Ambrose.
The Australian and Edwards will become the latest NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers to participate in the Grand-Am [...]

O’Connell Has Become Accidental Sports Car Star
Friday, 28 Aug, 2009 – 15:50 | Comments Off
O’Connell Has Become Accidental Sports Car Star

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Sometimes upside down becomes right side up.
When a rear wishbone snapped on Johnny O’Connell’s Reynard chassis and it hit the wall in Turn 4 at the newly opened Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 1996, the car flipped and slid several hundred yards down the front straight upside down. It wasn’t [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: Roads Paved With Question Marks
Monday, 17 Aug, 2009 – 11:40 | Comments Off
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Roads Paved With Question Marks

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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This week’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Just my luck. At the same time Dale Earnhardt Jr. dropped in at Road America for a surprise visit on Saturday evening, I was on the opposite side of the track. While he was watching from the inside of Turn 5, I was [...]

David Brabham Defeats de Ferran at Elkhart
Sunday, 16 Aug, 2009 – 19:00 | Comments Off
David Brabham Defeats de Ferran at Elkhart

David Brabham was the speediest at Road America on Sunday.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Elkhart Lake, Wis. – In a battle of two master craftsmen on one of America’s finest road racing circuits, David Brabham held off the challenge from Gil de Ferran for the last 14 laps to bring Highcroft Racing the victory [...]